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Bar Harbor Eats: Stewman’s Lobster Pound

Stewman's Lobster Pound

Back in September, my parents and I rented a campervan in Montreal and drove down to Acadia National Park. Even though we were staying in our rented campervan, my parents wanted to have some fresh Maine seafood on the ocean so we headed to Stewman’s Lobster Pound, the only waterfront lobster pound in Bar Harbor.

After driving all day from Bear Brook State Park in New Hampshire, we finally reached Bar Harbor, Maine wandered around a bit to stretch our legs. We meandered down to the docks and were ready for lunch. My mom loves sitting oceanside, so of course the restaurant we chose, Stewman’s Lobster Pound, had an outdoor patio.

Stewman's Lobster Pound

My mom ordered a beer – a Sam Adams.

Stewman's Lobster Pound

My dad and I shared the thick and creamy New England clam chowder, served with a packet of oyster crackers.

Stewman's Lobster Pound

My mom had the thick and creamy lobster bisque.

Stewman's Lobster Pound

My dad ordered a fried scallop platter; the scallops were served with a bit of tartar sauce, cole slaw, and two types of fries. He said that those scallops were tender and buttery on the inside but crispy on the outside, and were the best scallops he ever had!

Stewman's Lobster Pound

I was still vegetarian at this time, so I ordered the harvest salad, which was served with dried cranberries, bosc pear slices, granny smith apples, gorgonzola cheese, spiced walnuts, and balsamic vinegar. Along with bites of my dad’s fries and clam chowder, this was plenty filling for me!

Stewman's Lobster Pound

My mom wasn’t too hungry either, so she had a Caesar salad with her lobster bisque.

Stewman's Lobster Pound

We loved having seats on the outdoor patio, overlooking the harbor and watching the lobster boats and cruise ships pull in.

Stewman's Lobster Pound

A lobster ‘pound’ is a kind of commercial enclosure where lobsters are held either in tanks or nets oceanside, and in Maine at least, they often have roadside restaurants attached. That way, when you order a lobster, the eatery always has a collection of live lobsters ready to go.

Stewman’s Lobster Pound is truly oceanside – they even offer free boat parking for customer yachts up to 150 feet!

Stewman's Lobster Pound

The whole restaurant was decorated with New England coastal artifacts, including buoys and lobster traps.

Stewman's Lobster Pound

A few days later, we had a hankering for restaurant food again (we were on vacation, after all) and went back to Stewman’s Lobster Pound because we so heartily enjoyed our first meal there.

Stewman's Lobster Pound

This time, my mom ordered the Downeast Lobster Experience, a whole 1 1/4-pound lobster served with corn on the cob, baby red bliss potatoes, clam chowder, mussels, and blueberry pie. Obviously this was a lot of food for just one person, so I helped eat all her sides.

Stewman's Lobster Pound

The second time round, my dad ordered the Frenchman’s Bay fish and chips, which included amber ale battered haddock fillets, french fries, sweet potato fries, cole slaw, and tartar sauce.

Stewman's Lobster Pound

Visit Stewman’s Lobster Pound at one of their two oceanfront locations:

35 West St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, United States

123 Eden St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, United States

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